pregnant


pregnant
adjective
1 having an unborn baby growing inside your body: On the same day I started the job I found out I was pregnant. | twenty weeks/three months etc pregnant: She went skiing when she was 7 months pregnant! | get pregnant: It came as a shock - I thought I was too old to get pregnant. | get sb pregnant (=make a woman pregnant by having sex with her): I didn't mean to get her pregnant. | fall pregnant old-fashioned (=become pregnant) | heavily pregnant (=having a baby inside your body that is almost ready to be born)
2 a pregnant pause/silence a pause or silence which is full of meaning or emotion, even though no one says anything: Dave's outburst was followed by a pregnant pause.
3 pregnant with formal containing a lot of a quality or feeling: Every phrase in this poem is pregnant with meaning.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Pregnant — Preg nant, a. [L. praegnans, antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. pr[ e]gnant. See {Gender}, 2d {Kin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prégnant — prégnant, ante [ pregnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1570; de l a. fr. preindre « presser », lat. premere 1 ♦ Littér. Qui s impose à l esprit. (1962) Psychol. Structure prégnante. ⇒ prégnance. 2 ♦ Anglic. Qui contient de nombreuses possibilités, virtualités …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pregnant — [preg′nənt] adj. [ME preignant < L pregnans (gen. pregnantis), heavy with young < prae , before (see PRE ) + base of OL gnasci, to be born (see GENUS)] 1. having (an) offspring developing in the uterus; that has conceived; with young or… …   English World dictionary

  • Pregnant — Preg nant, n. A pregnant woman. [R.] Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pregnant — Preg nant, a. [F. prenant taking. Cf. {Pregnable}.] Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt. [Obs.] Pregnant to good pity. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pregnant — [adj1] carrying developing offspring within the body abundant, anticipating, carrying a child, enceinte, expectant, expecting*, fecund, fertile, fraught, fruitful, gestating, gravid, heavy, hopeful, in family way*, parous, parturient, preggers*,… …   New thesaurus

  • pregnant — index eloquent, productive, replete, strategic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prégnant — prégnant, ante (pré gnan, gnan t ) adj. 1°   Terme didactique. Qui porte en soi un germe de reproduction, en parlant d une femelle. J ai six brebis, dont trois prégnantes. 2°   Par extension, violent, pressant, comme le besoin d accoucher (emploi …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pregnant — meaningful, significant, *expressive, eloquent, sententious Analogous words: weighty, momentous, consequential, significant, important (see corresponding nouns at IMPORTANCE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pregnant — PREGNANT, ou PREIGNANT, [preign]ante. adjectif. Violent, pressant. Il n a guere d usage que dans ces phrases. Douleurs pregnantes. maux aigus, pregnants …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française